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Employee Assistance Program


NOTE: These links are provided for information only. The inclusion of a link on this site does not constitute or imply accuracy, nor does it imply endorsement by the Downstate Medical Center EAP, NYS EAP, or the State of New York. Any information gathered from these links should be used with appropriate discretion. For more information contact your EAP directly.


Alcohol & Drug Links

  • Al Anon / Alateen
    Is your life affected by someone's drinking? To help them, you have to help yourself first. Guidance for FAMILY MEMBERS. Alateen is for teens only.
  • Alcohol Screening
    Is drinking alcohol harming my health now, or will it be harmful to me later in life? Should I stop drinking alcohol? Am I a binge drinker? If you consume alcoholic beverages, it's important to know whether your drinking patterns are safe, risky, or harmful. Answering these questions will take only a few minutes, and will generate personalized results based on your age, gender, and drinking patterns. Your responses are completely confidential and anonymous.
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
    Alcoholics Anonymous is a voluntary, worldwide fellowship of men and women from all walks of life who meet together to attain and maintain sobriety. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership.
  • Drug Screening
    The quiz seeks information about your possible involvement with drugs not including alcoholic beverages during the past 12 months. The various classes of drugs may include cannabis (marijuana, hashish), solvents (e.g., paint thinner), tranquilizers (e.g., Valium), barbiturates, cocaine, stimulants (e.g., speed), hallucinogens (e.g., LSD) or narcotics (e.g., heroin). Remember, the questions do not include alcoholic beverages.
  • NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services
    Need help? Looking for a treatment provider or treatment facility? If you or someone you care about needs help contact 1-877-8-HOPENY (1-877-846-7369)

Budgeting / Finance Links

Child Care / Parenting Links

  • ADD Referral
    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder information.
  • Child Care Aware
    Locate quality child care and Informational publications for parents seeking child care.
  • NYS Office of Children and Family Services
    OCFS has wide-ranging responsibilities for the provision of services to children, youth, families, and vulnerable adults.
  • Parent to Parent of NYS
    A place where families of individuals with special needs and the professionals who serve them can meet and share information.
  • Prevent Child Abuse
    Site includes Child Abuse Resource Room for kids and parents.

Domestic Violence Services Links

Education Links

Elder Care / Disability

    A single comprehensive resource to go to for important information on Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and New York State (NYS) services available to address the needs of these individuals and their families.
  • Office for the Aging
    List of local offices for each county across the state.
  • Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance
    Self-service tool that will help determine which assistance programs you may be eligible for.

Health Links

Mental Health Links

Problem Gambling Links

  • Gam-Anon
    A self-help organization for the spouse, family, or close friends of compulsive gamblers.
  • Gamblers Anonymous
    A self-help organization for compulsive gamblers who desire to stop gambling. There are no dues or fees for membership.
  • National Council on Compulsive Gambling
    A national advocate for programs and services to assist problem gamblers and their families. 24-hour confidential helpline: (800) 522-7400.
  • New York Council on Problem Gambling
    24-hour confidential Helpline: 1 (800) 437-1611
  • Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services
    The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services has responsibility for problem gambling oversight and services statewide. If you or someone you care about needs help, contact the HOPEline at 1-877-8-HOPENY (1-877-846-7369)